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■(TB) 'Admiral Nimitz'

1948, Graves

'Admiral Nimitz' ( Robert Graves, R. 1942). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-WW. ( 'Pale Moonlight' X 'Gudrun') X 'Snowking'. Fairmount, Graves 1948. HM 1948.

ADMIRAL NIMITZ (Graves 1948) M. An iris of quality and a gem in purity of color. Named for our American Admiral, it is as strong and dependable as this famous man. The flowers are large and very white, one might describe them as dead white, with a thick brilliant gold beard, suggesting a naval officer in white with his rich gold shoulder ornaments. The crisp firm flowers with closely domed standards, and semi-flaring falls are heavy substanced withstanding wind and rain. The spacing of the blooms on the well branched stalk is excellent. Healthy, hardy growth. This iris is a great addition to the series of whites produced by Dr. Graves. 42 in. $15.00. (Fairmount, 1948).

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Awaiting original catalog description
American Iris Society. (n.d.). Alphabetical iris check list 1949: compiled from the records of the Registrar, Charles E.F. Gersdorff and Assistant Registrar, Mrs. Walter Colquitt, (p. 30). The American Iris Society.
Fairmount Gardens. (1948). Nursery catalog for 1948. American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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